Ohtani pitches, blasts homer in MLB game

Japanese baseball star Ohtani Shohei served as the starting pitcher and blasted a homer in his first two-way start in a Major League Baseball game.

Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels started on the mound on Sunday in a game against the Chicago White Sox. The game was held at his club's home ballpark in Anaheim, California.

He also batted second in the game. It was his first two-way start, and it comes at the beginning of his fourth season in Major League Baseball.

Ohtani blanked his opponents in the top of the first inning. He then ripped a solo homer in his first at bat, clubbing the first pitch, which was a 156kph fast ball.

It was his second home run of the season.

Ohtani gave up just one hit as a pitcher and kept the White Sox scoreless until the fourth inning. But he allowed three runs in the fifth and left the mound with two outs and a player on first base.

The Angels beat the White Sox 7 to 4.